Spartan a cappella groups attend weekend showcase


White Station a cappella groups Key of She and Do Re He spent the day at Briarcrest's 3rd Annual A Cappella Invitational. They were there along with 18 other groups, including the White Station Middle School Spartones.


Feb. 2 marked the 3rd annual Briarcrest A Cappella Invitational, in which over 18 groups were joined by the top clinicians in the country for a day of performance and instruction.

White Station a cappella groups Key of She and Do Re He took this opportunity to get some time on stage.

“The main part, which was my favorite part personally, was performing for everyone,” Key of She member Kathryn Haynes (12) said. “[It was] nerve-wracking, but I loved it because I didn’t mess up the choreography, which is rare.”

In addition to the performances, the groups attended sessions throughout the day that were geared toward receiving constructive criticism that would help improve their overall sound.

“I learned to be more confident and to keep going even when you mess up,” Haynes said.

The 14-hour day ended with a group number on the Briarcrest stage, in which the 18 groups in attendance joined to sing “Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson; however, the large number of performers seemed to hurt more than help.

“The group number was chaos,” Do Re He member Jacob Hatfield (12) said, “but the overall day was good.”